My Ink Dance

Discovering Extraordinary Grace in an Ordinary Life

What If There Is No List?

I love lists. Self-help, infomercials, challenges…I love it all.

I want the formula. Just give me the 3 or even 10 easy steps and I will comfortably oblige feeling safe in my newfound structure.

But what if I’m not supposed to feel safe?


What if there are no steps?

No list that will get me where I want to be?

I can nod along, highlight, share or tweet whatever I want, but if it’s not what God wants for me it will never work.

I’ve been forgetting something about writing.


The truth is I spent quite a few songs dancing alone in the middle of the floor. Sure, I could hold my own sometimes. Some may have even thought it looked pretty good. But the truth is that when I write in my own strength it will never be my best.

I’ve been able to do this improvisational dance, but I’ve been wound up in myself. It’s time to put the pen down and ask Him what comes next. I have a feeling whatever comes next will be more beautiful than anything I could have done on my own.


About Becky Hastings

I am emotional and logical. I am strong and dependent. I am a juxtaposition of head and heart exploring it all through writing. And in all my mixed-up ways I am loved. I'm here to tell you that you are, too. Just the way you are.

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